IPPS Membership Benefits

IPPS coordinates and organizes various forums and activities where members can learn and share plant production knowledge.

Annual Conferences:

Regional Annual Conferences are the highlight on every IPPS member's calendar. These four-day events include an educational program, poster session, plant auctions as well as behind the scenes tours.  Tours typically include a full day pre-conference tour plus one full day or two half days of conference tours, visiting nurseries, botanic gardens and arboreta and other places of horticultural interest.  Members receive a discounted registration rate.  

Combined Proceedings:

The papers presented at the annual conferences of all IPPS regions worldwide are available exclusively to IPPS members. Professionally edited papers and presentations can be accessed on the PROCEEDINGS page. There are currently 67 volumes of the Combined Proceeding available.

Field Days & Workshops:

The IPPS Eastern Region organizes one-day Area Meetings throughout the year.  These meetings typically include a morning of educational talks plus an afternoon tour.  Members receive a discounted registration rate. 

Scholarships & Exchange Programs:

Various scholarships and exchange programs exist to encourage young members to travel and learn from others. Please visit the SCHOLARSHIP page for more information.

Membership is for individuals only

Professionals in all fields of plant production, including horticultural research and education, students in horticulture, botanists and allied suppliers to the plant production industry, may apply for membership.

IPPS Membership is organized and administered on a Regional level. Each Region is a defined geographical area. The current Regions are: Australia, Europe, Eastern Region of North America, Southern Region of North America, Western Region of North America & Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Southern Africa.

Anyone not residing in any of the current geographical regions may apply for an International membership, administered by the IPPS International Office.